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9:15 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

New Orleans Police Department detectives hunting a serial tire thief

NOPD says this suspect stole a tire off this Jeep Wrangler in under a minute.
Credit YouTube

New Orleans Police Department detectives are hunting a serial tire thief in Algiers.

In a surveillance video posted to one of the department’s YouTube channels, the suspect pulls up to 3504 Kabel Drive in what they believe to be an older model Geo Tracker.

He maneuvers behind a parked Jeep Wrangler, steals the rear-mounted spare, and is on his way out of the parking lot in under one minute.

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Policing The French Quarter
6:03 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

More Cops And A Smartphone App: New Orleans City Leaders Announce French Quarter Security Plan

Mayor Landrieu, flanked by local and state political and business leaders, and law enforcement officials, detailing a comprehensive plan to improve policing in the French Quarter.
Credit Travers Mackel / WDSU-TV

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu — backed by a crowd of politicians, police officials and business leaders — presented a new French Quarter security plan on Wednesday, March 25 on the steps of the 8th District police precinct on Royal Street.

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5:51 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Argo The Police Dog Forces Carjacking Suspect Hiding Inside Cemetery Tomb To Surrender

Argo the NOPD dog.
Credit New Orleans Police Department

Early in the morning of Friday, March 13, a 55-year-old woman reported that she had been accosted by a man inside the Tulane Medical Center parking garage.

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7:06 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Former NOPD Officers May Return As Reserves

New Orleans Police Department officers on Bourbon Street.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

New Orleans police started accepting applications Monday from former officers interested in working in the reserve unit. The move is aimed at backing up the department while it adds more full-time officers to the force depleted since Hurricane Katrina.

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NOPD
6:30 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Short On Cops, New Orleans Searching For New Ways To Protect The French Quarter

Emergency vehicles on Bourbon Street. The city is struggling to deal with a rash of crime in the French Quarter, but plans are in the works for a new protective force to debut soon.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

New Orleans is a city of desperate violence, but those neighborhoods most plagued by a wanton disregard for life — parts of Central City, say, or New Orleans East — seem a world away from the neon and wrought iron of the French Quarter.

However, a near-daily litany of burglaries, batteries and robberies filling the police blotter now has many French Quarter locals scared, and they are sharing that fear with visitors.

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8:22 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Community Frustrated With Slow Speed Of NOPD Reforms

Frustration was the general message at a Central City meeting with residents and federal monitors reviewing reforms at the New Orleans Police Department. Most of the speakers say the process is too slow.

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11:28 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Classes Canceled But Lockdown Lifted At UNO After Hunt For Burglary Suspect

Police are searching the UNO Lakefront campus for a man who stole a car and lead them on a chase. The campus is currently under lockdown.
Credit Christy Lorio / The Driftwood

This story has been, and will be, updated.

The University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus and the campus of Benjamin Franklin High School are is under a lockdown order as police search for a car theft suspect.

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4:37 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

French Quarter Sees Violent Crime Surge; Residents Demand Changes

New Orleans police officer Patrick Schneider patrols Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter on Saturday.
Jason Saul WWNO

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:25 am

New Orleans' most visited neighborhood rarely sees the type of violent crime that plagues other parts of the city. Recently, several high-profile robberies have rattled the region and led to criticism of the police department and the mayor, both of whom are rethinking safety measures.

Over the next few weeks, more and more visitors will roam the city's famous French Quarter, drinks in hand, for Mardi Gras. In less than 2 square miles, the French Quarter combines hotels, restaurants, street performers, and all-night bars with historic homes and tight-knit neighbors.

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4:10 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

New Police Recruits Begin Training As Crime Spikes In The French Quarter

Mayor Mitch Landrieu welcomed a new class of police recruits and praised them for taking the challenge to don a police badge in one of the nation's most crime-plagued cities.

The new class begins its 10 months of training as crime spikes in the French Quarter and the New Orleans Police Department struggles with a shortage of officers on the streets.

Landrieu spoke to the 30 recruits today at the start of their first day of tough physical training at a training facility in eastern New Orleans.

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7:42 am
Mon January 5, 2015

French Quarter Plans Anti-Crime Rally

Residents and businesses in the French Quarter will be holding a rally Tuesday in Jackson Square, calling for more police protection. 

They want action by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison.

Landrieu asked Governor Bobby Jindal on Friday to send troopers to support the city while it works to fill vacancies in police department ranks.

The head of state police tells Nola.com/The Times-Picayune that option would leave other parts of the state short-handed.

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